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5Jan/140

Staff Pick: Please Papa

Please Papa

Alice learns the importance of saying "please" as well as that this magical word will not lead to everything she wants.

Please, Papa by Kate Banks, illustrated by Gabi Swiatokowska and Wait! Wait! By Hatsue Nakawaki , illustrated by Komako Sakai are two charming new picture books that celebrate imaginative play and playful interactions between young children and parents. Please , Papa even gently encourages good manners.

Wait WaitBoth books have large text, and simple, evocative language that invites the most important feature of read aloud time – conversation about the stories. Children and adults will certainly want to talk about the slightly surreal, stylized illustrations in Please, Papa. The images of the little Alice and her parents look like paper dolls cut out from a turn of the century prints and on one page a small dog, a bat on what might be an owl, hang upside down from the top of the page. Alice is pretending to have a farm and is reminded to say “please” as she requests various animals. When Papa is tired of being her horse, a frowning Alice is convinced to give her horse a rest when he in turn, uses the magic word please.

Wait! Wait! follows a small child as he encounters various neighborhood animals on the sidewalk – a butterfly, a lizard, pigeons, cats – they all fly, wiggle or leap away. But when he is scooped up and placed on his father’s shoulders, the exploration of the park continues. “Here we go!”

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan, Decatur Branch

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2Jan/140

Staff Pick: What Is Part This, Part That?

What Is Part This Part That?

Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example, a secret's part whisper, part keeping mum, and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine).

A book that combines rhyme with reason, shapes with colors, and with great word play? That is hard to find. This picture book also has surprise fold-out parts! The description in the inner cover describes it this way: “Just like dancing is part step and part swing, when you put parts together you get a new thing!” This book also offers plenty of opportunities for an interactive storytime.

Recommended by: Joseph Fox, Wayne Branch Library

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29Nov/130

Read Right Now! MONSTERS

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AlligatorBed MercerMayer
Watch There's an Alligator Under My Bed - The alligator under his bed makes a boy's bedtime a hazardous operation, until he lures it out of the house and into the garage.


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Read The Thing Under the Bed - What happens when The Thing Under the Bed ventures out into the world.

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Favorite Monster Books:

MonsterGood MonsterGreen MonsterNightmare MonstersDifferent
MonstersRomping

Monster eBooks:

MonstersGoodnight
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28Nov/130

Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dateline Logo
Listen to Dateline's Keith Morrison Reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

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Listen to Al Gore read Brave Irene Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl.

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Read Bunbun's Christmas Counting Book Bunbun is getting ready for his favorite time of the year, Christmas. Little ones can count along with one of their favorite characters, Bunbun, as he prepares all the decorations for Christmas.

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Read A Christmas Journey - Two mice who have left home in search of food witness the birth of Christ.

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Read The Christmas Tree Ship - Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.

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Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker - Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year!

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a lovable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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Read Maisy Makes Gingerbread - Maisy the mouse makes gingerbread cookies and shares them with her friends Charley and Tallulah.

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas Curl up next to the fire with your family and enjoy this classic holiday story, 'The Night Before Christmas', read aloud by LeVar Burton. Share this story about St. Nick with new and old readers while you ring in the holiday cheer!

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas - Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Read Schnitzel's First Christmas - In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that "no one has any time for me" as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate - English and Español.

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Read Waldo's Christmas Surprise - When Waldo's friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!

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9Oct/130

Read Right Now! PATIENCE

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Monster WeGiveBooksSmall
Read This Monster Cannot Wait - Stewart is so eager to go with his parents on his first camping trip ever that he will do anything to make the time pass more quickly.Stewart the monster has a camping trip in five days and he cannot wait. How can he speed time up? Stewart learns an important lesson in this book that we all need to learn. Don’t miss the hilarious last page surprise. This is a great picture book to enjoy reading with children ages 3-7. The art work is colorful cartoon monsters. Patience is difficult (a school –readiness skill) and Stewart discovers how to cope with his excitement.Recommended by: Tamera Coolman, Fountain Square Library

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More Books About Patience:

If You Hold a Seed You're Finally Here! A Bedtime for Bear Ricky and Mia the Chicken Owl Babies
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25Sep/130

Doug Unplugged

Doug plugs in to download everything he needs to know because Doug is a robot. When a pigeon flying outside his window distracts him from his studies, Doug leans toward the window to get a better look. His cord stretches...and Doug unplugs! No longer attached to a power source, Doug lets his curiosity free, exploring his city for the first time gathering real experiences to add to facts he's downloaded. The best place to discover? The park! You just can't download everything you need, especially having fun with a friend! Author: Dan Yaccarino

Read Right Now! - Free Online eBooks about Robots for Kids:

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Read Robomop - A robotic mop, assigned to clean a basement restroom, yearns to feel the sunshine, see the world, and more, but when he is finally outside, he discovers that what he needs most of all is a friend.Try these activities at home:


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Read Ruby Scores a Goal - Ruby is learning how to score a soccer goal while Max plays with his wind-up robots on the sidelines. Time and time again, Max's robots get in Ruby's way and prevent her from scoring. Try these activities at home:


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Read Robot & Mr. Mole - A beginning reader featuring the long "O" sound.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

Boy + Bot Rabbit and Robot
Frank'nStan Robot Dreams
You Can Draw Robots Robomop
BeepBah
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13Sep/130

Monster Be Good!

Monster Be Good!

In Monster Be Good! readers can take charge of the naughty little monsters who are crabby, wild and selfish. They are loud and have terrible manners. Kids will recognize their own bad behavior when they see it in these unruly little beasts.

"Don't be scared! You are in charge of the monsters. If you tell them how to behave, they will listen."

Even small children will be able to tell you exactly what the monsters are doing wrong. Kids will have a lot of fun taking charge by letting the monsters know how to be GOOD!

Watch Right Now! two stories about two all time favorite wild things...Alexander and Max! More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

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Watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day - On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too. Try these activities at home:


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Watch Where the Wild Things Are - A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. Try these activities at home:

 

 

More books about unruly kids, frogs and beasts who find out that all of us have a bad day now and then. Tomorrow will be a better one!

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Where the Wild Things Are
No David Martha, No!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ten Naughty Little Monkeys
Froggy Eats Out My no, no, no day!

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

GingerbreadBoy

Downloadable Audiobooks:

WildThings
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6Sep/130

Read Right Now! BE YOURSELF

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Stellaluna StorylineLogoSmall
Watch Stellaluna - After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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Read The Other Wolf - Daisy's grandma wants her to stop reading and drawing and thinking and be more like her brother Guster, a Big Bad Wolf. But Daisy has other ideas. She thinks there might be a better way to use all that huffing and puffing instead of blowing houses down. Find out what happens when the Three Little Pigs meet The Other Wolf. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 2.

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Watch Regards to the Man in the Moon - When the other kids make fun of Louie and call his father "the junkman," his dad explains that the so-called junk he loves "can take you right out of this world" - with a little imagination. So Louie builds the spaceship Imagination I.

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Watch The No Tail Cat Or, I Like What I Am

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Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download. Here are some more animals who use their unique qualities to show that being yourself is the best way to be!

Books:

Crictor Pretzel SnakeBlake JohnJensen
Chrysanthemum

Downloadable eBooks:

Fluffy BigBunny ChickenBig Spotty
TackyPenguin MeBook

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Chrysanthemum
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20Jun/130

Read Right Now! DRESSING

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WhatShouldWeWear UniteForLiteracy75
Read What Should We Wear? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

EllaSarah DressUpParty EveryDayDress PinkMeUp
EmporerClothes EmporerClothes2 EmperorCool

Favorite Books About Clothes:

ClothingElla ClothingFroggy ClothingHat ClothingSorts ClothingUnderpants
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14Jun/130

Read Right Now! BEDTIME

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A Sleepytime Song WeGiveBooksSmall
Read A Sleepytime Song - The moon comes out. The stars are bright. It’s time for families to say, “Good night.” Hush, you babies, not a peep. It’s time for all to go to sleep. Close your eyes, it won’t be long. Just listen to A Sleepytime Song. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

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Read Bedtime Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Moon Stories - Moon is lonely and would love to hear more stories. Will anyone help Moon? This is a stage 5 Ready Reader.

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Read Night Animals - A sleepy girl reads a book about animals that come out at night. This is a stage 1 Ready Reader.

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Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

BedtimeNelly BedtimeArthur BedtimeDragon BedtimeBunnies
ScarryBedtime SleepyAlphabet GoodnightEngines GoodnightTrain
PigsPajamas BunniesBed LittleHoot SweetDreams
DiggersSleep GoodnightMonster GoodnightConstruction PrincipalFred
GeorgeGoodnight

Downloadable Audiobooks:

DinosaursGoodnight GoodnightMoon
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